Still on Top – The Greatest Hits

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Still on Top - The Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by Van Morrison
Released 22 October 2007 (UK)
6 November 2007 (U.S./Canada)
(Note: Both are for CD releases)
Recorded Various
Genre Various
Label Exile Productions Ltd./Polydor - UK
Exile Productions Ltd./Hip-O - U.S.
Universal Music Group - Canada
Producer Van Morrison
Van Morrison chronology
The Best of Van Morrison Volume 3
(2007)The Best of Van Morrison Volume 32007
Still on Top - The Greatest Hits
(2007)
Keep It Simple
(2008)Keep It Simple2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
bbc.co.uk (unrated)[1]
IndieLondon 5/5 stars[2]
Inthenews.co.uk 7/10 stars[3]
MEN Media 4/5 stars[4]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]

Still on Top – The Greatest Hits is the third compilation album to be issued by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison in 2007 (see 2007 in music). It was released 22 October 2007 in the UK in a 2-CD album with 37 tracks and with a 3-CD Digipak limited edition box set also available on initial release of the album in the UK. On 29 October 2007 it was listed at #2 on the UK Official Top 75 Albums, his highest charting ever.[6] The album also charted at #3 on the Top 75 Albums in Ireland, his highest debut in that country.[7] In its second week of release it topped the Swedish albums chart, and has since been certified gold.

It was released on 6 November 2007, in the U.S. and Canada on a single disc with 21 tracks and is also available as an MP3 download. The single disc album charted at #48 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and #37 in Canada on the Soundscan charts.

The tracks consist of Morrison's biggest hits from 1964 as leader of the Northern Irish band Them through his 2005 release Magic Time.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Van Morrison except as noted and were remastered (with the symbol *) unless unspecified.

UK release[edit]

Disc 1: 77 minutes[edit]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)*" Saint Dominic's Preview, 1972 2:58
2. "Dweller on the Threshold*" (Morrison, Hugh Murphy) Beautiful Vision, 1982 3:38
3. "Whenever God Shines His Light*" (Duet with Cliff Richard) Avalon Sunset, 1989 4:58
4. "Moondance" Moondance, 1970 4:33
5. "Bright Side of the Road*" Into the Music, 1979 3:46
6. "Brown Eyed Girl" Blowin' Your Mind!, 1967 3:04
7. "Wavelength*" Wavelength, 1978 5:45
8. "Crazy Love" Moondance 2:34
9. "Someone Like You*" Poetic Champions Compose, 1987 4:08
10. "When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God?*" Avalon Sunset 5:38
11. "Tore Down a la Rimbaud*" A Sense of Wonder, 1985 4:07
12. "Wild Night*" Tupelo Honey, 1971 3:31
13. "Gloria" (Van Morrison with Them; Stereo version) The Angry Young Them, 1965 2:38
14. "Real Real Gone*" Enlightenment, 1990 3:43
15. "Into the Mystic" Moondance 3:24
16. "In the Garden*" No Guru, No Method, No Teacher, 1986 5:46
17. "Saint Dominic's Preview*" Saint Dominic's Preview 6:22
18. "Stranded" (Original album version) Magic Time, 2005 5:32

Disc 2: 78 minutes[edit]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Precious Time*" Back on Top, 1999 3:45
2. "Domino" His Band and the Street Choir, 1970 3:07
3. "Here Comes the Night" (Van Morrison with Them; Bert Berns) Non-album single, 1965 2:47
4. "Little Village*" What's Wrong with This Picture?, 2003 4:32
5. "And It Stoned Me" Moondance 4:29
6. "Days Like This*" Days Like This, 1995 3:13
7. "Have I Told You Lately*" Avalon Sunset 4:18
8. "Cleaning Windows*" Beautiful Vision 4:42
9. "Baby, Please Don't Go" (Van Morrison with Them; Big Joe Williams) Non-album single, 1965 2:37
10. "Back on Top" Back on Top 4:23
11. "Vanlose Stairway*" Beautiful Vision 4:08
12. "Celtic New Year" (Original album version) Magic Time 6:11
13. "Irish Heartbeat*" Inarticulate Speech of the Heart, 1983 4:39
14. "The Healing Game" (Alternate take) Original version on The Healing Game, 1997 5:15
15. "Full Force Gale*" Into the Music 3:14
16. "Warm Love*" Hard Nose the Highway, 1973 3:23
17. "Did Ye Get Healed?*" Poetic Champions Compose  
18. "Tupelo Honey*" Tupelo Honey 6:56
19. "Wonderful Remark*" The Best of Van Morrison, 1990 3:59

Disc 3 (Limited Edition): 78 minutes[edit]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Hey Mr. DJ*" Down the Road, 2002 3:44
2. "In the Forest*" Too Long in Exile, 1993 4:37
3. "Queen of the Slipstream*" Poetic Champions Compose 4:54
4. "Rave On, John Donne*" Inarticulate Speech of the Heart 5:13
5. "Hymns to the Silence*" Hymns to the Silence, 1991 9:41
6. "Crazy Jane on God*" (William Mathieu, William Butler Yeats) Originally on A Sense of Wonder; alternate take of it 4:05
7. "Rough God Goes Riding*" The Healing Game 6:20
8. "Steal My Heart Away*" Down the Road 4:20
9. "One Irish Rover*" No Guru, No Method, No Teacher 3:29
10. "Listen to the Lion*" Saint Dominic's Preview 11:08
11. "Streets of Arklow*" Veedon Fleece, 1974 4:23
12. "The Beauty of the Days Gone By*" Down the Road 5:45
13. "Take It Where You Find It*" Wavelength 8:40
14. "Coney Island*" Avalon Sunset 2:00

U.S./Canada version (Single disc)[edit]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Gloria" (Van Morrison with Them; Stereo version) The Angry Young Them 2:38
2. "Here Comes the Night" (Van Morrison with Them; Berns) Non-album single 2:47
3. "Brown Eyed Girl" Blowin' Your Mind 3:04
4. "Moondance" Moondance 4:33
5. "Crazy Love" Moondance 2:34
6. "Domino" His Band and the Street Choir 3:07
7. "Wild Night" Tupelo Honey 3:31
8. "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)" Saint Dominic's Preview 2:58
9. "Warm Love" Hard Nose the Highway 3:23
10. "Wavelength" Wavelength 5:45
11. "Bright Side of the Road" Into the Music 3:46
12. "Dweller on the Threshold" (Morrison, Murphy) Live at Grand Opera House Belfest 3:38
13. "Tore Down a la Rimbaud" A Sense of Wonder 4:07
14. "In the Garden" No Guru, No Method, No Teacher 5:46
15. "Someone Like You" Poetic Champions Compose 4:08
16. "Have I Told You Lately" Avalon Sunset 4:18
17. "Real Real Gone" Enlightenment 3:43
18. "Days Like This" Days Like This 3:13
19. "The Healing Game" (Alternate take) Original version on The Healing Game 4:25
20. "Precious Time" Back on Top 3:45
21. "Stranded" (Original album version) Magic Time 5:32

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 2
Norway Albums 3
Swedish Albums 1
New Zealand 14
Australia 15

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2007 The Billboard 200 48

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